Byrne, Ó Broin in Gaelic, is now one of the most numerous names in Ireland. The name comes from the word “bran”, which is Gaelic for ‘raven’. Homeland of the Byrnes, originally O’ Byrne, is Co. Wicklow in the south east of the country. Byrne is now one of the top ten most common surnames in Ireland.
The hand knit Byrne sweater has a moss-filled chevron centre stitch, flanked by the cable, braid, and link stitches on either side. The moss stitch represents nature, the cable represents good luck, and the link stitch is symbolic of the unbroken chain between the Irish who emigrate and those who remain at home. This beautiful Aran sweater has been hand knitted in the traditional báinín (pronounced ‘baw neen’) colour, the natural white of the wool. It comes to you complete with a clan history and crest. It is made of 100% pure new wool, is water repellent and breathable. It has been hand crafted in the traditional Irish style, and, with care, will last a lifetime.